The historic town of Manitou Springs is located in the foothills just West of Colorado Springs. Experience historic culture, amazing shopping, beautiful bed & breakfasts, and great tourist stops as well as gathering places of the locals. Insider tip: if you are a foodie, visit The Olive Tap for the most amazing variety of oils and basaltic vinegars you will find in Colorado. (I especially love the dark chocolate basaltic vinegar drizzled on pears. YUM)!
It is also fun to explore the grounds of Briarhurst Manor. They are just beautiful ~ a great place for a wedding venue; plus this is a wonderful place to celebrate that special occasion dinner. Renowned Bed and Breakfast, The Cliff House, is a perfect local romantic getaway.
As a kid, the historic Manitou Springs Penny Arcade was one of the places I enjoyed going to again and again for a mean game of Skee-ball. It’s fun to go back to the places that were enjoyed by the former generation!
Housing in Manitou is as diverse as it comes. You will find everything from charming turn-of-the-century Victorian homes to small bungalows. Head up the “Crookedest Road in North America by Robert L. Ripley” to explore the gated community of Crystal Park ~ it is truly a hidden gem in our city. Plus enjoy amazing custom homes showcasing mountain and city views for miles in the neighborhood of Cedar Heights. The community is located in the D-14 school district.
By: Cherise Selley